Porsche to build Experience Center in Southern California

Porsche announced at this year’s L.A. Auto Show that the company plans to build a Porsche Experience Center in the city of Carson.

The facility, to be the second in the country and the fifth in the world, will occupy a 53-acre site just off the 405 Freeway near the interchange with the 110 Freeway.

The new facility will feature a test track, a driving skills course, driving simulators, an athletic center, a restaurant, and a Porsche showroom. Porsche plans to break ground on the center in the summer of 2012.

The handling course at the Porsche Experience Center will allow instructors to simulate rain, ice or snow conditions, something Southern California residents might not otherwise encounter. Also planned is an off-road course.